A sandy shore, some clear blue water, and a clear blue sky to match. Isn’t that what comes to mind when talking about the most soothing time of the year, summer? Of course, it is, and there’s no doubt that it is during summer vacation that we strive to reach perfection. Sure, the other seasons have their place in this beautiful world, but summer is that ideal kind of beauty, the one that makes you truly appreciate the world you live in. There’s a reason why summer is the only season to have its own “body”.
Yes, you’ve probably heard the term “summer body”. It’s something everyone wants, but not something everyone has the time and effort to achieve. An ideal summer body, a show of confidence in yourself, a demonstration of dedication to your health. There is no better feeling in the world, than being comfortable in your own skin. Skin here is a very important word, because looking after your skin can be the hardest part about perfecting your summer body.
Throughout our lives, skin sees a lot of damage, especially during the summer, under the scorching sun. We wear thinner clothing, and our skin is always in danger of being damaged. Luckily, the complex structure of our bodies allows skin to repair itself naturally. However, while natural repair does regenerate most of the damage caused to the skin, it does leave some unwanted marks. Whether they are wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots and pores, our skin may regenerate, but scars are always leftover.
While plastic surgery has been proven to be an efficient way to deal with skin damage, a much simpler and natural form of skin repair exists: collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling.
There is an interesting story behind the origin of microneedling. Doctors started noticing that the tattooed skin not only fully repaired itself, but also became much healthier. After doing some research they found that the reason for the healthy regeneration of the skin comes from the tattooing procedure itself. In fact, microneedling is sometimes referred to as “dry-tattooing”. Why is it that the best things in life are always discovered by accident?
We are pretty sure that right now you are very busy packing your suitcases, looking for some exotic countries to travel to, booking hotel rooms, buying tickets. So, we’re not going to overload your already busy mind with medical terminology and explain the procedure to you without any of the incomprehensive doctor lingo.
Basically, as stated before, the skin has an innate ability to heal itself. This is for our own protection, but even if the skin regenerates properly, it still leaves visible scars on the surface of the skin. This is caused by the skin not regeneration equally, leaving pores and small trenches, and some of which can be quite deep, since the skin only regenerates that part of the skin tissue that was damaged and not the tissue around it. This is where microneedling does its magic.
With a microneedling tool, doctors make hundreds of tiny holes all over the face, barely reaching the second layer of the skin with very small needles. This allows the skin to regenerate the tissue equally, making the surface of your skin smoother. Basically, microneedling activates your skin’s innate healing process, but since the repair is happening across the whole surface of the skin, the tissues are repaired simultaneously, leaving behind smoother skin, without any visible scars, pores or trenches.
But Is It Scary?
“Wait a minute, did you just say that a doctor is going to make thousands of holes in my face with tiny needles?” Yes, it may sound a bit scary, but it is far from it. Firstly, the needles hardly go into your skin, only enough to trigger your body’s natural skin repair protocol. Secondly, the needles pierce the skin at such a rate, that you hardly feel any pain. Thirdly, doctors provide special creams which help lessen the sensation of the procedure. So basically, there is nothing to be scared of. The only thing scarier than microneedling is not getting microneedling.
But Does It Take Long?
“Wait a minute, but I’m trying to perfect my summer body for vacation and it’s already summer. How am I going to go on vacation with thousands of micro-holes on my micro-face?” Don’t worry, after the microneedling procedure, it takes no more than one week for your skin to recover. The skin will be pinkish for the first 24-48 hours following the procedure, you will experience dryness of the skin for around 2 days, and finally a little chipping and shedding of the skin for 3-5 days. That’s it. You need just a couple days to recover or even less. And with the help of some extra creams and ointments, your skin will be perfectly ready for the summer vacation. But most importantly, you will see the results of the procedure in front of your very eyes, even after only one session.
But Is It Expensive?
“Wait a minute, the procedure is simple, its painless, the skin recovers faster than my hangovers, and it shows great results. I can only imagine how expensive it must be.” Actually, microneedling sessions are not expensive at all. Considering the special tools and equipment required for the procedure, as well as the expertise of the doctors, the sessions are quite inexpensive. Sessions range from $200 to $1000, but you can generally book one for around $300. And considering the efficiency of the procedure, it is definitely worth it. Just give it a try once and see the results for yourself.
Worth a Try
So, if you are looking to perfect your summer body (or “summer bod’” like some very annoying people like to say) then microneedling is a must-do if you’re trying to get rid of any unwanted facial marks or scarring. A smoother face is always a happier face, and a healthy skin means a healthy body. So, before booking that ticket to Aruba, or Thailand, or Siberia (wouldn’t recommend for summer vacation), make sure to book a microneedling session, and see the amazing results for yourself.